Local 9/11 Remembrances and Vigils

Communities gather to mourn, remember a national tragedy.

Moment of Remembrance in Oak Park
Elected officials in Oak Park passed a resolution at a recent village board meeting requesting residents to observe a moment of remembrance. The resolution asks folks to ring bells, blow whistles and sound sirens for one full minute at noon on Sunday.

"Pride of Service" Tribute to Emergency Responders
Oak Park and state officials are scheduled to be on-hand at the Belmont Village senior living center, 1035 Madison St., for a tribute to local and national public safety officials. The event at 1 p.m. Sunday is followed by a family-friendly barbecue, with music and games.

River Forest Remembrance
The public is invited to a vigil outside , 400 Park Avenue, where police and fire crews, along with other village officials, will lower an American flag to half staff. president Fr. DePorres Durham will deliver an address, and Amazing Grace will be performed before the flag is re-raised. Begins at 7:45 a.m. Sunday.

Parents and kids from River Forest have combined efforts for this 9/11 charity lemonade stand, with this year's proceeds benefitting the Thrive Counseling Center in Oak Park. Takes places from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Bonnie Brae Place.

The Butler Children's Literature Center at will debut its inaugural exhibit at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with a public reception. Curators for the "Kinship Project" collected 29 books written in the past decade that signify connections, not divisions, among people.

Community Vigil
Congressman Danny K. Davis, constituents and elected
officials will hold a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Sunday at Homan Square, 3333 W. Arthington in Chicago.


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